NPMA President Chuck Tindol appointed a special membership task force
to review and make recommendations to the association’s board regarding NPMA’s membership structure. "Every so often you have to take a look under the hood and see what needs fixing," said Tindol. "Our intention is to conduct a comprehensive review that ensures that we have a transparent, fair, and sustainable membership structure."
During the association’s P3 strategic planning meeting in May, industry leaders identified this as a high priority. The first task force meeting was held earlier this month at PestWorld, NPMA’s annual convention. The goal is to have recommendations to the association’s board by next fall. This will be an in-depth process and one that will be done with much deliberation and membership engagement over the next few years.
During PestWorld 2016, NPMA’s Leadership Development Group (LDG) hosted the LDG Gives Back program. With 15 participants, the group volunteered at Mary’s Place, a local homeless shelter for women and children.
During their visits to two of the downtown Seattle locations, the volunteers assisted in organizing donations, assembling furniture, cleaning and organizing the pantry and visiting with residents. The hard work was much appreciated by Mary’s Place and the volunteers left with a sense of accomplishment in being able to make a difference in the local community.
In addition, a new program, "PestWorld Gives Back", was created to collect donations from attendees to aid a local charity each year during PestWorld. This year, diapers and coloring books were collected for Mary’s Place and all donations were provided to the center at the conclusion of the conference. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated! To learn more about NPMA’s LDG, visit www.npmapestworld.org. Click here
to learn more about NPMA’s LDG.